09 The Year So Far…
So how are we doing in the great land of movies in this year now half gone? We have a couple of great movies, quite a few good ones, and even an instant classic on our hands. The summer season is turning out a fairly positive product so far this year with only a couple of duds in the mix. Animation is having a strong year with a couple of end of the year best of contenders and another comic book adaptation will be vying for that top 10 crowd again as well.
While there are only a couple top 5 contenders to come out this year, the level of quality in film is at a higher level than 08 at this point and I think we are on track for a better year in film that last year and maybe even pass the excellent 07 as well. So let’s look at a month by month breakdown and try and figure out the best of the year so far… [Read more...]
Todd Phillips returns to form after a series of floundering pics with this bachelor party gone bad comedy that keeps the jokes coming and rarely misses a beat from start to finish.
Doug is getting married and the male celebration commences with his son to be brother in law Alan, and best friends Stu and Phil heading off to Vegas for a night on the town. Stu is a whipped dentist that has a raging bitch of a girlfriend, Phil is a disgruntled married middle school teacher, and Alan, well Alan has never left the confines of his wealthy family and is a tad bit socially awkward. The four toast to the night on the roof of their hotel overlooking the city only to wake up the next morning in their trashed hotel room, unaware of anything that happened the night before and missing their groom Doug. The three begin retracing their steps with the clues they have laid before them and their wild night begins to unfold as new hijinks fall in their path.
I won’t go into the plot to heavily with this picture, but the trailer and this synopsis is more than enough to get a grasp on what you need to know whether this picture is up your ally. [Read more...]
Watchmen is out, now these are the next big movies to get excited about!
Duplicity-Tony Gilroy’s follow up to Michael Clayton should be a winner, and it’s Clive
Hunger-acclaimed British film from last year
Wolverine-The trailers make this look an action flick to be dealt with
Star Trek-JJ Abrams has this non-Treckie excited
The Limits of Control-the movie you never heard of
Up-It’s Pixar, so it is instantly movie of the year potential
Terminator Salvation-Bale has been fairly infallible as of late
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen-More Robots! More Fun!
Public Enemies-Depp, Bale, and Micheal Mann greatness to soon hit our faces
Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince – Can’t wait!!!
500 Days of Summer-You heard it hear first, the movie that will sneak up on you
The Hangover-Has the talent to be good
Funny People-Apatow back in the directors chair
Inglourious Basterds-Tarantino, WWII, Pitt=Greatness?
Hope you find something new to look forward too!